One Answer: Why Should Video Games Be Thankful For You?

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, but worldwide everyone has plenty to be thankful for (I have the Facebook feed to prove it). But we haven’t heard from you, video games! Thank us now or we’ll force uncomfortable conversations on you about our political beliefs and our extended families non-life threatening medical issues. Here are… Continue reading

Hey! Watch! John Marston vs Revolver Ocelot Short Film

Fan-made crossover videos featuring video games sounds like a risky endeavor, mainly because franchise fans can be jerks. The idea of finding the right crossover, treating it well enough to keep both sides happy, and making it entertaining to the uniformed fills me with enough anxiety to never consider the proposition. In Brett Driver’s latest… Continue reading

The Sandboxers – The Horrible Show Live #408

Justin and Ethan can’t stop talking about Blood Dragon, and this has inevitably led to a fresh look at open world video games. They try to construct the pitch for the ultimate sandbox game by looking at the lessons learned from the genre’s history. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as… Continue reading

Taking Offense: I Don’t Wanna Rebel

A couple of months ago, I picked up Rage because it was criminally underpriced for $15. While I was enjoying the heck out of the game, I basically ignored the story line because: vanilla. However, as I wrapped it up, it occurred to me that the entire game was based on the premise that the Authority… Continue reading

Gamer’s Journey: Fighting Character Progression Obsession

Individuals that don’t play games often accuse those of us who do of wasting time. While I generally disagree with this statement, I have noticed a trend in games during the course of my own play time that may validate such a perception and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. It’s time we… Continue reading

Counter Gaming: The Game Industry Needs Focus

Doombringers and naysayers are littering the forums and game journalism resources because no one really knows what’s going to become of the game industry. It seems the majority is focusing on what publishers, developers, media sources, and even gamers are doing wrong to prevent the game industry from creating stability and a welcoming consumer environment…. Continue reading

Gaming Advocate: Pick Glory Not Flowers

As many of have noticed, they just don’t make video game heroes like they used to. It used to be simple and straightforward, but gone are the days of a hero merely walking into a castle and saving the princess. Somewhere along the way, either society started asking too much of our heroes or our… Continue reading

Gamecation Worthy – The Horrible Show #306 Live

Justin, Cole, Ethan and Josh turn to a live audience to determine what traits define gamecation worthy video games. From Square games to Irrational games, Dead Spaces to Noire stories these games have brought out the best and worst in gaming habits. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: I Did and Didn’t Have a Choice

Which side will you take?: Morality systems are spreading out to more and more video game genres. Which games are better for it and which ones are better without it? Want in on the weekly conversation? Every Wednesday we pose a question on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. You can answer from Wednesdays through Mondays on Twitter… Continue reading